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Illinois Governor Looking to Reinstate Death Penalty

May 15, 2018 - 9:14 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in the state.

Rauner added the provision into gun legislation favored by Democrats yesterday.

The bill now goes back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature for approval.

Rauner wants the death penalty for mass killers, and anyone who kills a law enforcement officer.

The last execution to be carried out in Illinois was in 1999.